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Release Date: 8/16/1996
Contact Information: Paula Bruin, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1587

   (San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will hold a public meeting to discuss the beginning of the construction activities at the McColl Superfund site, Fullerton, Calif.  The McColl Site Group (MSG), the oil companies responsible for the contamination, will soon begin the construction of a multilayer, impermeable cap over the hazardous waste.
     The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 21, 1996, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Coyotes Country Club, 8888 Los Coyotes Dr., Buena Park, Calif.  Representatives of the Agency will discuss the schedule of construction activities and voluntary temporary relocation for a few families who live near the construction area.
     The 22-acre McColl Superfund site was used during the early 1940s as a waste disposal facility.  Waste sludge, a highly acidic by-product of oil refinery operations, was dumped at the site.  Over the years the waste was covered by oil drilling muds and top soils.  The 12 sumps are filled with nearly 100,000 cubic yards of highly acidic sludge and soils.  

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